Would you swim in a “floating pool” suspended between two skyscrapers?

One might argue London is greatest seen from above – be it from the highest of The O2 Area or the London Eye glass-capsule. And what might be extra attractive on a scorching summer season day than a sky-high glass pool rippling within the afternoon breeze?

Or maybe not if you’re afraid of heights.

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The see-through swimming bridge is a report breaker (c) Embassy Gardens

Structure studio HAL has created a suspended swimming bridge named the Sky Pool, situated atop a 10-story tower connecting two high-end residential buildings, making it the world’s first clear floating pool. The 25-metre-long freestanding acrylic bathtub is the most important of its type and was thought up by the staff at HAL on a “scorching summer season’s day” in 2013.

The Sky Pool, weighing a whopping 50 tonnes, is situated on the Embassy Gardens growth in up-and-coming 9 Elms, additionally residence to the regenerated Battersea Energy Station. From you’re watery vantage level you’ll get unrestricted views of the London Eye, Westminster, the Thames River, Homes of Parliament and the Shard.

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An aerial view of the Sky pool in 9 Elms (c) Embassy Gardens

Sadly, solely residents could have entry to the Sky Pool, and flats right here will value you a reasonably penny, with costs beginning at £1,015,000 for a two-bedroom residence. The Sky Pool formally opened to residents on Could 26th, and the ultimate house launch takes place tomorrow (June 17th). 

The Sky Pool designed by Arup Associates, marine design engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designer Reynolds. Discover out extra (a rel=”nofollow” href=”https://www.embassygardens.com/sky-pool/” goal=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>right here.


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